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, an intellect on the level of one of the greats like hagel or plato. >> that was abc's nick schifrin in rome. after benedict says good-bye to the church's cardinals, he flies by helicopter to the papal retreat. he will offer a blessing from the balcony and then shut the door. in his own words, benedict will be hidden for the rest of his life. >>> and it is a very busy morning in rome. and our friends at "gma" are planning complete coverage of this historic day. keep it right here on abc news. >>> our other major story, is massive budget cuts set to begin in less than 24 hour ps. after weeks of warnings, president obama softened his tone about the cuts. instead of a fiscal cliff, the president said it was more like a tumble downward. and he invited congressional leaders to the white house for talks. here's karen travers. >> reporter: the topic was probably unavoidable. today, president obama had a brief meeting, no more than ten minutes, with congressional leaders, about how to avoid the massive spending cuts. they'll sit down on friday at the white house. progress? not so much. the meeting i
his job today after a contentious nomination battle with republicans. chuck hagel took the office with his wife holding the bible. then it was off to the pentagon. he said that the looming budget cuts present a real challenge. >> they are going to define much of who we are. not this institution only, but our country. what kind of a world our children are going to inherit. >> hagel has another major challenge, winding down the war in afghanistan. in a statement, he said 34,000 troops will be coming home this year, and all combat troops are to withdraw by the end of next year. >>> protesters from a local group that works on drug and alcohol rehabilitation staged a rally right in front of the ktvu studios this morning. members of building for a solid foundation in oakland wanted to distance themselves from individuals we reported on, on monday. in a special report about donations made outside of local businesses that may not be going to real charities. the organization aformed what we reported that building for a solid foundation is a legal non- profit group. >> they take our idea, a
facility, a step the united states called provocative. >> sreenivasan: chuck hagel was sworn in today as the new secretary of defense, with federal budget cuts topping his agenda. the former republican senator from nebraska addressed pentagon employees who will have to manage some $46 billion in reductions starting friday. >> we need to figure this out. you are doing that. you have been doing that. we need to deal with this realy. we've got ahead of us a lot of challenges. they are going to define much of who we are, not this institution only but our country. >> sreenivasan: hagel won senate confirmation yesterday, despite the opposition of most of his fellow republicans. he succeeds leon panetta, who had served in the top pentagon job since july of 2011. white house officials conceded today it's unlikely the government will avoid those looming, automatic budget cuts. a spokesman said president obama will meet friday with congressional leaders, but there was no indication that any deal is in the works. tomorrow, senate democrats will try to bring up a stop-gap bill to delay the cuts,
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